Are you in the process of renovating your kitchen? While there are many aspects to consider in a renovation, installation is a necessary component when it comes to the overall layout and design.
If you get your plumbing wrong, you are dealing with sluggish drains, foul smells, and strange noises.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to dealing with the plumbing in your kitchen and making it as functional as possible, these tips are a great place to start.
Keep your original installation
While this depends a lot on the design of your kitchen, keeping the original installation can help minimize costs. You save yourself the headache of cutting through the concrete and changing the drainage.
However, if you have decided to expand the layout and design of your kitchen, you will most likely need to update and replace any old plumbing. A qualified plumber or plumbing service can help you review the blueprints and discuss any further action required.
Put your dishwasher next to the sink
You should always install your dishwasher under the side of the sink drain. While this may not be possible with some layouts, it means you can use the same water supply and main drainage line. By extending the water connections, there is room for burst pipes and additional installation fees.
Choose the right sink
Often times when renovating your kitchen, the sink is the first thing you need to do. There is also a significant amount of planning involved in choosing your kitchen sink, as it will affect the dimensions and layout of your kitchen and determine how your plumbing will be arranged. Choosing a non-ideal one can lead to a whole host of problems. Ideally, you should choose a sink with a double bowl – one for washing and one for draining.
Allow sufficient water connections
When it comes to plumbing, most people tend to forget their refrigerator. If you have a refrigerator with a water filter and ice dispenser; However, you should figure out where to put your refrigerator when planning the installation. Other areas to consider are dishwashers and filtered faucets.
If you have one self-thawing freezer, You don’t need access to a water supply as these freezers melt small amounts of ice that evaporate in a drip tray. However, manual defrost freezers require drainage.
Decide if you need a food waste disposal system
If you need a food waste disposal system for your kitchen, you need a larger sink drain so you need to take that into account. Food waste disposal systems are also typically difficult to repair. You will therefore have to replace the entire system when it stops working. You also need to be careful about what you wash off in the sink as it can cause clogging and foul smells.
Consider installing a stopcock
ON Stop tap can always help isolate the water in the kitchen. This is especially useful if you have burst a flex hose or if your dishwasher is leaking and you need to turn off the water quickly.
The importance of plumbing technology
While plumbing may seem of minor importance to a kitchen renovation, getting it right is important to ensure that your kitchen works well. It’s also a good idea to choose devices that are energy and water efficient in order to save money on water and electricity in the long run.
When it comes to your kitchen renovation, choosing a professional plumber or plumbing service for the job is also a good idea. Not only are they qualified to obtain the correct permits, but they also provide a quality installation and ensure that the inspection of the work is successful.